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DMV SUSPENSION & HEARINGS

WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING YOU WITH THE BEST OUTCOME POSSIBLE AGAINST DMV SUSPENSION

​​When someone is charged with DUI, a separate action called the Administrative Per Se Hearing is triggered with the California DMV to determine if a license should be suspended.

   THE DMV MUST BE CONTACTED   

   WITHIN THE FIRST 10 DAYS TO REQUEST

A HEARING TO STOP THE AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION

Depending on the facts of your case, a driver's license may remain valid until a DMV hearing determination is entered but ONLY if the DMV is contacted

TIMELY AND CORRECTLY.

  • The DMV will to try to suspend your license INDEPENDENT of what happens in court

  • The DMV will NOT permit you to request a hearing after 10 days

  • If you do not do request a hearing within 10 days, your right to a hearing will be WAIVED and your license will be AUTOMATICALLY SUSPENDED 30 days after your arrest

  • All other fines, penalties, or jail time will be determined in a separate action by the  Court 

  • If the DMV finds against you, your license will be suspended shortly after the hearing

  • If the DMV finds in your favor, the matter is set-aside and no license suspension is imposed BUT a DUI conviction in Court can trigger a separate suspension

  • If your license is suspended for DUI, the DMV may order additional penalties, fees, driving restrictions, license suspensions, or an Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle

RESTRICTED LICENSE

You may be eligible for a restricted license after being convicted in court or suspended by the DMV.  We help our clients apply for a restriction if possible

SET ASIDE OR REINSTATEMENT

If you win the DMV hearing the matter is set-aside and your license is not suspended 

INSURANCE & THE SR-22

  • A SR-22 certificate is required for all persons convicted of a DUI in court and/or suspended by the DMV

  • A SR-22 “Proof of Insurance” is a certificate that must be filed by an insurance company stating a person has the required minimum auto liability insurance

  • Proof of Insurance and an SR-22 must be maintained for three years from the date the original suspension would have ended